Dec 21, 2012 2:00am PST
connecticut. welcome and thank you for joining us. >> thank you, eliot. >> eliot: you know, i have to start, of course how are folks doing in newtown, in the communities affected? are people finding it harder as the funerals occur day by day? >> the pain of this horrible event on last friday, i again just kind of he can cost and reechoes with each day of multiple funerals for children at any parent, any family can immediately identify with. so the shock is still incredibly deep and intense. and the revulsion of you know, just the way this thing has played out last friday, i think again is really making a level of anger and determination to make sure that it doesn't get brushed under the rug. >> eliot: in a way emotionally, the hardest part will after the funerals when there is nothing but silence. that's most devastating. you heard the clip where republican governors are beginning to say if only teachers were armed. if we had guns in the classroom. if principals had guns. it strikes me as so completely not only wrongheaded and counter intuitive but almost revolting. am i wrong in that react
Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> we join the president in mourning the victims of that horrible tragedy in connecticut. he's appoint vice president biden to lead a commission and when the vice president's recommendations come forward we'll certainly take them into consideration. john fuglesang now john boehner may say he'll consider but he did give himself a good amount of wiggle room. do you hear that right now? that's the friend of the nra revving up their spin machine. fox news reported the gun lobby has remained silent to allow for a proper period of mourning but that soon they would start to "push back." because, you see guns don't kill people but nra people who own congresspeople make it a lot easier for o derange people to get gun and kill innocent people. tomorrow, the nra will hold a press conference outlining their position. and an honest source gave fox news a preview saying that the nra would push politicians to talk about hollywood and the video games that teach young kids how to shoot heads. if you really want to stop incidents like this, passing one more law is not going to do a damn thing. s
Dec 21, 2012 3:00am PST
invested money in gun manufacturers and this is now the time in the wake of the newtown, connecticut, tragedy to pull that money from gun manufacturers. nobody has more out spoken on this than the public advocate for the city of new york bill deblasio joins us on the news line this morning. bill g to have you with us. >> caller: thank you, bill. >> bill: >> bill: let me ask you: have you taken a look at new york city pension plans and any direct connection with gun manufacturers? >> absolutely, bill. i think you see this in any public pension fund in the country. we had 18 million in investments, in guns and ammunition industries. and i have to tell you the response has been amazing. i said a few days ago, that i am going to initiate a divestment action for all new york city pension funds. we have 115 billion in assets. so we are a big player in the pension world. i am going to be reaching out to pension funds all over the country and ask them to do the same. this is one of these moments in history. you have been powerful on this point. you know we change now or we will never have th
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
respect for mike huckabee. how dare he insult the parents of connecticut. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: oh my god! >> stephanie: you know, it really is incredible that they -- every single one of them on the right have accused the left of politicizing the tragedy by talking about the actual issues involved. meanwhile they are blaming -- not this time really? you are going to blame abortion and gays? oh yes you are. >> computer says yes. >> stephanie: ronald brownsteen writes no fun. it was a pointless exercise. monica crowley tweeted so boner can't even deliver the gop caucus maybe he has behaved as a b willing to raise taxes and stuff. it was a teeny tiny tax increase on millionaires and billionaires. they have a sad. >> they are not going to have a good christmas. >> stephanie: no. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go to amy in illinois. hi, amy welcome. >> caller: hi. i enjoy your show so much. thank you. i think in general society doesn't place a lot of importance on a sense of humor. humor helps calm down a touchy situation. i think school should teach humor as a class.